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Monfort Bat Sanctuary

Monfort Conservation Park, Mindanao, Philippines
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
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Cagayan de Oro, Philippines
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 NEW

Our tour guide is very knowledgeable given her experience. I did not know that the bat colony living in the cave has different rooms. Like, older bats stay in the darkest part of the cave whilst younger ones are staying near the entrance. The place smells of bat poop but I did not mind it. Simply breathtaking to be up... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 via mobile

The tour guides are very engaging. They can make the short tour very fun and engaging. Try to get a night tour. That is what I plan to do next time.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

A great place to go to. lots of bats to see and caves. There is a distinct smell which is normal for bat caves. You won"t need to enter the cave, you can see it from the top. The lady said around 5pm is a good time to see them fly out of the cave, surely a good experience. Bring... More

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Fort Bonifacio
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

I've been visiting this cave when it was still free, but it appears that its National Geographic exposure has instilled a opportunistic mindset on its owners/operators. The Php 150 entrance fee on top of the Php 5 environmental fee the city charges leaves a bad taste in the mouth. The guide told us that the fee used to be Php... More

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Neapoli, Greece
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

Never seen so many bats in one place.Also have a record guinness for the population but the smell is overwhelming.A different experience...shhh bats sleeping!!

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Manila, Philippines
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Samal island is about 20 minutes by boat from davao city; a short walk to the Monfort bat sanctuary then there is a 5 minute briefing by the helpful staff (with funny anecdotes from Ana, our designated guide for this visit) then a short walk to the caverns and suddenly you are up close with the bats -- a lot... More

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Paranaque, Philippines
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

It was a perfectly preserved bat colony....educational too. Our guide Anne....was so informative and helpful...and accommodating.

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General Santos, Philippines
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

the place is not that beautiful and attractive but the bats are amazing... one of a kind and a place that you must visit when you go to samal island

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Manila, Philippines
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

i liked it because it's a world record and the staff are very accommodating.it's not too far from the center.just rent a motorcycle and you can reach the place.vanishing island can be seen from there.

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Blacksburg, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

We didn't know about this sanctuary until our island tour; we learned a lot about bats and their role in propagating that most sought-after but much too smelly fruit called Durian. Our guide was very knowledgeable and we were suitably impressed by the thousands of bats we saw in the 300-meter long tunnel/cave that they were in.

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